Little Vistas

18 Jul

Husb and I went for a coffee and scribble to the cafe above Waterstones bookshop in Swansea today. It’s a gorgeous place, it used to be the old Carlton cinema and Waterstones renovated it very sensitively. There are a lot of interior classical features – pillars, friezes, floor to ceiling windows – which frame little vistas across the room. I spotted this mother and baby in the corner, on a large settee in the window and did a quick scribble.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Head And Hand

16 Jul

After the quick poses at the weekly life drawing sessions at Swansea Print Workshop, we move to longer poses of around 25/30 minutes. This was a great one, with brilliant foreshortening – yes, I’m a glutton for punishment. We had 25 minutes so I thought I’d concentrate on our model’s hand and face. I find hands quite difficult to draw so I wanted to spend a bit of time to get something half decent. I used a sanguine conte crayon onto some very nice soft cream paper that I’d been given.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Some Quickies

15 Jul

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop this evening, great session. I really like to work with this older model, so interesting to draw and very experienced. These are the quick poses, two @ 5 minutes and one @ 10 minutes. I used black and sanguine conte crayons onto vintage paper.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Faking A Vincent

13 Jul

Finally finished faking Friday’s masterpiece, Sunset at Wheat Field by Vincent van Gogh, painted in 1888. I started it with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. Ed’s been running these sessions since lockdown started in March last year, to help people find a focus in these weird times. I’ve now completed over 60! I’m using Liquitex acrylic paint onto stretched canvas.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

This Was Awkward…

12 Jul

This was an awkward pose to do, lots of twists and turns, like the left arm and hand twisting around to settle awkwardly on top of the right hand. and the twist of the left leg and foot away from the right. Just those little adjustments in stance can make for a whole lot of extra work in the drawing. Still …. really good practice. I used sanguine conte crayon onto vintage paper.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

The Beautiful Quilt

11 Jul

Here’s the one-hour final pose at Thursday’s life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. I broke out the Daler Rowney Artist’s soft pastels and worked onto a heavy vintage paper. I had enough time to work up some of the details, especially in the model’s own beautiful quilt.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Simple Pleasures

10 Jul

This. This is what I’ve been waiting to do since lockdown started in March 2020. Just sit and drink a cup of coffee in the cafe in Waterstones bookshop and sketch. That’s all. No fancy holidays or anything like that. Just sit in my favourite cafe. Simple pleasures.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Drag Them On Their Side

9 Jul

Here’s another life drawing from this week’s session. It’s a 20 minute pose and I used the large wall mirrors; I preferred what I saw in the mirror, it’s nice to draw a back view for a change. I used black and sanguine conte crayons onto vintage paper. I like using conte crayons, they draw a good strong line but also make some really nice soft textures when you drag them on their side.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Two Fives And A Ten

8 Jul

Just back rom life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. Good session tonight. Lovely model and I really got into the zone. Here are the warm up drawings, two five minute poses and then a ten minute. I used conte crayon onto some vintage paper I have knocking around. I love the shorter poses because they tend to be more lively, more movement, more of the essence of the model.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

A Landscape Of Flesh

7 Jul

Here’s the latest “fake” that I’ve done with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. It’s a sunset by the Norvegian artist Edvard Munch. The original is weird, the landscape looks like it’s made from flesh, but it’s the sort of thing you’d expect from Munch. We used an interesting technique where the acrylic paints are mostly used thinly like watercolours. It reminds me a bit of the style of British artist William Blake. Here are the stages I went through, using Liquitex paints onto a stretched canvas.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

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